Also known as the Neiman Marcus dip, million dollar dip is truly famous, and for good reason! It’s filled with ingredients like bacon, garlic and cheddar cheese, making it absolutely delicious. Make a big bowl of this addictive dip today!

A bowl of million dollar dip is placed next to crispy bread slices on a wooden surface.

Million Dollar Dip

If you’ve never had million dollar dip, you’re in for a delicious surprise when you smear your cracker with this flavor packed appetizer! Seriously, this is the best crowd pleasing dip you could ever offer at a party.

Between the savory bacon, crunchy almonds and fresh green onions, every bite of this legendary dip is incredibly satisfying. The consistency of the dip itself is creamy and smooth, making it perfect to spread on your favorite cracker or crispy baguette.

So, where did that unique name come from, anyways? Million Dollar Dip was first created by a woman named Helen Corbitt, who worked at Neiman Marcus’ Zodiac Restaurant. That’s why it’s also referred to as Neiman Marcus dip!

I’m grateful that Helen decided to share this recipe with the rest of the world, because this dip has really revolutionized dinner parties. Next time you want to impress everyone, serve this cheesy, unique dip!

Almonds, cheese, bacon and green onions are placed on top of mayonnaise in a glass bowl.

How to Make It

Just like any good dip recipe, million dollar dip is super easy to make. All you need are six simple, inexpensive ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

As long as you have a large bowl and a mixing spoon, you’re prepared to make million dollar dip.

Combine. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

Stir. Stir everything together until it’s fully combined.

Serve. Serve your million dollar dip with your favorite crackers, chips, or baguette slices, and enjoy!

A bowl of creamy dip is placed on a wooden surface with crackers and a dip knife.

How long will million dollar dip stay fresh?

In an airtight container, this cheesy dip will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Make sure the container is truly airtight, though, or this dip will go bad pretty quickly.

Is this a good make ahead recipe?

This is a great make ahead recipe. If you’re planning on serving this flavorful dip at a party, I recommend making it the day before and keeping it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it!

If you do choose to make this dip in advance, reserve the bacon and don’t stir it in until right before you serve it. That way, the bacon stays crispy and fresh. If put in the dip too prematurely before serving, it could go limp and lose it’s texture.

A potato chip is scooping up a small dollop of million dollar dip.

What kind of bacon should I use?

Real pork bacon is the absolute best in million dollar dip. There’s just something about the texture and flavor that cannot be beat!

If you’re in a pinch, bacon bits can be substituted for real bacon, but I don’t recommend it. Real bacon is infinitely better!

If you’re trying to avoid red meat, turkey bacon or vegetarian friendly bacon options can also be used.

What mayo works best in this recipe?

When choosing a mayo to use at the grocery store, reach for a jar of plain white mayo. It definitely works the best for this dip! Any brand should be just fine.

Be sure to stay away from flavored mayos. This dip has enough flavor from the vast amount of other ingredients, and you don’t want them to have to compete with the mayo!

The mayo serves as a simple base to the other flavorful ingredients in million dollar dip.

A bowl of garnished million dollar dup is placed on a wooden serving board, ready to be served.

When you serve this unforgettable dip, make sure to offer lots of dipping options! People really won’t be able to get enough of this cheesy, savory, creamy million dollar dip.

In fact, if you’re serving it at a party, consider making a double batch… just in case!

While you’re here, don’t be afraid to “dip” into my other homemade dip recipes!

Italian Hoagie Dip

Knorr Spinach Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cold Crab Dip

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A bowl of creamy dip is placed on a wooden surface with crackers and a dip knife.

Get the Recipe: Million Dollar Dip

Also known as Neiman Marcus Dip, Million Dollar Dip is ready in minutes and made with common kitchen ingredients like bacon, mayonnaise, cheese, nuts and scallions.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 3/4 cup cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Chips for dipping

Equipment

  • bowl

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and fold until combined.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If making in advance, reserve the bacon and stir in right before serving.

Notes

Bacon can be substituted with bacon bits but real bacon is infinitely better.
Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 201IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 1mg